Today was a good day that ended in a sad day. The office hosted a successful event in the morning, we drafted the press release about it in the afternoon, and then BAM, when I went home in the evening, all hell broke loose. It’s so frustrating how some rain can totally mess up the country’s traffic jam, making it worse than usual. I am so super tired I cannot even

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The fault in my shoes is none.
Super thanks to the artsy-fartsy couple John Macrohon and Juno Sabido-Macrohon for this DIY masterpiece that turned my old sneakers into awesome new kickers! Oh the perks of having an artistic brother and sister-in-law! 

The fault in my shoes is none.

Super thanks to the artsy-fartsy couple John Macrohon and Juno Sabido-Macrohon for this DIY masterpiece that turned my old sneakers into awesome new kickers! Oh the perks of having an artistic brother and sister-in-law! 

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I miss you.

I miss you.

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Do you understand how amazing it is to hear that from an adult? Do you know how amazing it is to hear that from anybody? It’s one of the simplest sentences in the world, just four words, but they’re the four hugest words in the world when they’re put together.

You can do it.

"

Sherman Alexie (via observando)

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"Head up, heart open. To better days!"

T.F. Hodge (via observando)

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"Overcome with happiness, she threw her arms around him and laughed, wondering just how it was that she had come to be so lucky."

Sarah MacLean, from The Season (via the-final-sentence)

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andeventhis:


Kiersten White, The Chaos of Stars

Wedding vows, note to self. 

andeventhis:

Kiersten White, The Chaos of Stars

Wedding vows, note to self. 

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Last week was so colorful. So many things happened and I remember when they were happening, I thought to myself, I can’t wait to just sit down and write all about it. Now, I’m finally sitting down and I don’t know how to start writing about it. I got sick and lost my voice but I’m proud of myself for being a trooper and never leaving work. I had a spontaneous congee night by myself because I needed to feel better and I just knew congee is the next best thing since chicken noodles is not around. I coordinated a photoshoot for work and it was stressful and tiring but also fun and fulfilling. I went on a karaoke night with my officemates and we all had tremendous, music-filled fun. A boy gave back the book he borrowed from me and with it was a purple shirt that just gave me too much feels. The same boy and I talked and talked and I noticed we always talk about the past and the future, but never the present. Why is that? Am I not a “present” conversations kind of girl? How joyful I felt after those conversations, though. Yikes, attachments, attachments.

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What a good read. Ave Maria Mulligan is my soul sister. When I bought the book in June, I had no idea it was going to have movie version released this year. Needless to say, I am so excited for it! I will definitely force my best friend to watch it with me.

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"Loving you was like going to war; I never came back the same."

Warshan Shire (via marslipstick)

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"There are years that ask questions and years that answer."

Zora Neale Hurston (via observando)

My 2012 and 2013, respectively.

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Hong Kong Museum of Art

Hong Kong Museum of Art was very near our hotel so that’s where I went for Day 3. I was alone (as usual) and I got a bit lost on the way to the museum because I missed the underpass (I didn’t see the sign). Hence, I ended up taking the long cut. No worries, though, I enjoyed walking alone in a foreign city on a rainy Saturday morning.

June’s featured artist is renowned sculptor Ju Ming and welcoming you in the entrance are samples of his artworks.

Facade wall of Hong Kong Museum of Art. The entrance was HK$20 which is roughly Php180. You go buy your tickets at the ticket counter on the ground floor and then you take the escalator to the museum’s entrance on the second floor.

My view from the escalator. Hehe.

Here are some numerous artworks that caught my eye

Chinese woman. For some reason, I felt a sense of kinship when I saw her. We all have Chinese blood deep down, don’t we?

There’s a section that featured modern art depicting everyday scenes in the city. They’re so cute and reminded me so much of a field trip in preschool when we went to Museong Pambata. Happy times!

Marketplace

Divisoria-ish

New kids on the block. My Kuya looks like the one in the middle!

Mommy? :) But I bet my mom’s a better cook. And she’s prettier too! ;)

Siopao baby

A yuppie in the city. Blurred talaga yung shot kasi nagmamadali si kuya!

And then I went to this section where they feature contemporary artists of Hong Kong. Can you guess what the photos below are? They’re compact, standalone stores. I’m guessing they’re just a bit bigger than your average telephone booth. I like them.

Hong Kong sabong

An aerial view of a building’s rooftop. It’s so scattered and cluttered and I really like it.

Infrastructure-rific

Probably the only artist’s profile I actually got to photograph

Beside his artworks was a video showing his process. It was home-based and it involved a lot of tearing things apart, spitting toothbrush remnants on paper, and letting things dry under the sun. Grabe, sobrang labo ng description ko. Here’s a sample of his radical artwork.

~Commercial~ With all that chaos behind me, how could I resist taking a mirror selfie?

For some reason this reminded me of The Grudge

Dimsum and noodles

In this dark room, you get to write your own poetry (in Chinese of course) and see it project right in front of you. Basically you pick your choice of words from the menu and see it get projected. I tried it but I bet the poem I made didn’t make sense because I chose the words at random as I couldn’t understand the no matter how hard I tried.

I looked out the huge window of the museum and this view said hello to me. Hayy. Even with the gloomy sky, it’s still so cinematic and beautiful.

The view is an artwork in itself.

A separate section of the museum was devoted for Ju Ming’s exhibit. Sculptures are so exquisite. You literally make them from scratch. Turning something raw into something so detailed and tangible is nothing less than a miracle, if I may say.

Tai Chi!

Pink sisters

Mr. Bean, is that you? :)

Monks

The skirt series. The irony is that even with the inherent hardness and stiffness of a sculpture, you kind of sense the movement and flow of these skirted masterpieces.

Look at these lovely women of steel! They’re swimmers!

What a diva

Oblation

My day at the museum was definitely one for the books. So much beauty for the eyes and the soul.

I felt like a renewed person after. :)

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"It was the end of a very long day."

"It was the end of a very long day."

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